St. Margaret’s Hospice has been recognised for its Outstanding Services to Somerset.

The charity received the prestigious accolade at the culmination of the Believe in Somerset Awards, where the Glitter Run was also named Community Event of the Year.

Events Fundraiser Sonia Bateman and Head of Fundraising Marisa Lovell-Fox collected the awards at the ceremony held at Haynes Motor Museum.

Photos: Nigel Andrews

There was further recognition for St. Margaret’s Hospice, as Ian Williamson was a finalist for the Volunteer or Fundraiser of the Year award.

Chester Barnes, of headline sponsors Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, said: “Each year the standard of entries to the Believe in Somerset Awards is extraordinarily high, and this year was no exception.

“Every single finalist at this year’s awards had an inspirational and uplifting story to tell, and each is a winner in their own right. Our congratulations go to this year’s winners.”

Photos: Nigel Andrews

Ann Lee, Chief Executive of St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Glitter Run was named Community Event of the Year at the Believe in Somerset Awards. The icing on the cake was for us to receive the award for Outstanding Services to Somerset – wonderful and well deserved recognition for all staff and volunteers here at St. Margaret’s Hospice!”

The Glitter Run attracted more than 2,000 people to Wincanton and Taunton Racecourses to raise funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice. They enjoyed completing a 5k fun run while being sprayed with colourful, biodegradable glitter at a number of stations along the way.

The Glitter Run will be back, bigger and better than ever, in May and June 2019. For more information, click here.